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The 10 Best Work Shirts

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of work shirts, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked work shirts in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific work shirts have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Work Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - Chocolate

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Shirts Brown Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002740

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Great Shirt!
The shirt is well made and was represented accurately online.
Jan 6, 2016
Anonymous

Love the color
Great shirt, works well with Steampunk! Soft cotton and fits very well.
Nov 29, 2014
Sandy Z
Dripping Springs TX
US
Fundamental Work Shirt in choclate
Awesome shade with extremely comfortable cotton and stitching. I wear it all the time.Going to get some of the other colors.
Nov 3, 2014
LYNN DEEL
Woodfin NC
Perfect
Very good quality. Fits perfectly thanks to the sizing guide.
Jul 11, 2014
Cédric LAPLACE
THIERS Pu
FR
A Great Shirt For A Workin' Man
Some week ago, I received my latest order, the Chocolate-colored Fundamental Work Shirt. What can I say, no loss in quality regarding this item, on the contrary in fact. The fabric feels terrific when I wear the shirt. It has a warm brown color, which actually isn't done justice in the pics online. I'll definitely order some more colors of this shirt.
Jan 31, 2014
Chris Thunborg
Kallby Go
SE
Work Shirt
The fundamental work shirt fits great and gives a great look and feel for the Steampunk Victorian look I needed. I am very happy with the shirt I purchased.
Oct 12, 2013
Anonymous

Fundamental Work shirt
Great old west shirt. Awesome work and fit. Would recommend this company to anyone looking for good quality and price.
Sep 21, 2013
Kenneth Dallman
pittsville Wi
fundamental work shirt
Very comfortable, only have one wish that there was a pocket on this or a similar type shirt.
Sep 18, 2013
Aggie
Austin Te
US
Well Made!
This is a very well made shirt i will be buying more in the future.
Jun 29, 2013
Leon
Fairfield
happy
lots of compliments, might as well send a few dozen business cards. everyone wants to know where i got the shirt, tired of writing it down for them.
Feb 5, 2013
pete rios
san antonio tx
US
Work Shirt
This is a work of art, beautifully tailored and I am impressed by how supple the material is, I thought it would be stiff and need to be washed several times. And the color is very rich. Highly recommend this item.
Apr 14, 2012
Victoria McKinney
West Fork AR
US

 

#2 Rated Work Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - Forest Green

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Green Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004357

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Work shirt.
If I wanted to nitpick, I would wish the fabric of this shirt to be a bit heavier. As it is, it appears to be well made and true to the mid 19th century style. I'm happy with it and will make additional orders in the near future.
Jan 26, 2017
Garry
VINCENT US
US
Colourful
A superb colour that will work well with anything! I bought it to fit a 19th century worker's outfit, which I can casually or formally wear to any event. The fabric is very comfortable. Definitely add an ascot and a vest to this, and you'll receive compliments right away!
Jun 9, 2016
Titus
Sydney NS
AU
I've ordered more
Liked it so much I wanted to get another.
Mar 10, 2016
Russ
Mt Zion IL
US
Nice Shirt
Nice shirt. Perfect size. On time delivery. I bit to high in price. A lower price would maybe sell more.
Feb 5, 2016
Robert D.
Jacksonville Fl
US
Work Shirt
I recently purchased three of these shirts and am thoroughly impressed with the material and workmanship. Plenty of room in the shoulder and chest. No binding.
Dec 26, 2015
Ed Maynes
Gaithersburg Ma
US
Highest Quality
Not only are they as pictured, they are of the highest quality and seem to be what your grand or great grandparents would have gotten back in the day. These would last for years if worn daily much less for events. Not cheap in price nor in quality. Your money well spent.
May 7, 2015
Iron Mountain
Moorpark CA
US
What a beautiful shirt!
I bought this shirt and other items for speaking engagements. I am an author and teach positive thinking, business and management skills, and how to turn your dreams into realities. My brand includes clothing from the Victorian Era (Irish and Western). This shirt is now my favorite. I bought the pants in the picture to go with it.
Jun 19, 2014
Mickey Maguire
Columbus OH
US
Work Shirt
Great shirt, well crafted, fit perfectly.. Did not shrink or fade upon washing. Quick shipping, no hassles what so ever. Would definitely buy from again.
Mar 19, 2014
Andy
Benicia CA
US
Awesome
Light and airy, I work in costume in 90+ weather and it breathers wonderfully.
Jun 14, 2013
Anonymous

Outstanding
Great service. Fantastic quality. I couldnt be happier
Jan 18, 2013
Joshua Zuspan
Tampa Fl
US

 

#3 Rated Work Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - Burnt Orange

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Brown Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004354

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Beautiful Shirt
I'm wearing this shirt as I write this review. I love the unique coloring and craftsmanship. Very comfortable to wear and well built. No loose buttons. Great shirt!
Oct 8, 2015
Marshal Allen Bailey
Dodge City Ka
US
Great shirt
Very well put together. I wasn't sure what to expect, was the first thing I'd ever ordered, but wow, impressive.
Oct 24, 2014
john Wilker
Denver Co
US
Well Pleased
I needed some 1850's period style clothes for a pioneer trek that we have planned with our church youth group. The shirt is one item I ordered. It is great. The style and cut add to the whole outfit. The shirt is well made and of excellent quality I am well pleased. It arrived quickly and fit perfectly. I would highly recommend it. It helps me to feel "old fashion" and pioneer like. Although at my age it may not take too much.
Apr 27, 2014
Trek Leader
Blackfoot Id
US
Excellent
everything I expected.
Feb 22, 2014
Couleess

Super !!!!!!
I do love all your clothing , and have yet to be disapointed in a purchase ... I must say at first I thought this large shirt was to small , but after the first gentile wash and wear , I realized it was the nature of the natural "crinkle" of the cotton and now it's one of my favorites ... One of many more to come I'm sure .........
Nov 1, 2013
Rev.Black
Rio Rancho Ne
US
Great shirt
I like everything about these shirts (I purchased burnt orange, black, and natural). I wear them for contradancing, and get an unending stream of compliments (on the shirt :-) ).
Oct 25, 2013
Bob
San Jose CA
US
Burnt Orange Work Shirt
I've gotten several compliments on this shirt. The color is subtle and the intricate design and workmanship give off an old fashion charm. Also very comfortable to wear.
Jan 12, 2013
Leo Joseph
Kelseyville CA
US
very happy with service product
l ove shirt color style fit perfect love to have more colors had three request to borrow it from me happy customer
Dec 6, 2012
les harris
patrick springs va
US

 

#4 Rated Work Shirt
Fundamental Work Shirt - Navy

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Blue Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004353

$59.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Another great purchase
The navy shirt has quite a distinct cut, slightly more full than the red workman's (forgot name) I purchased earlier. I am equally pleased with this shirt as the last, and will be looking for a deep green one next. By the way, they wash beautifully, but bleed til second wash, so just wash with darks..and do NOT dry. Hanging them to dry has left the style and size intact. Off to shop...
Feb 23, 2017
Eric
Toledo OH
US
work shirt navy
Nice shirt need one in wine color size XL Very happy with the item I purchased in the passed
Oct 7, 2016
OLD MUSTANG Lore...
Reseda CA
US
Love it!
I love the shirt! It fits pretty well, and the sizing chart is accurate.
Oct 4, 2016
Anonymous

US
work shirt
excellent shirt fit and color
Apr 7, 2016
Anonymous
russell on
CA
Excellent Quality
A very fine shirt.
Feb 25, 2016
Oztoyman
MN
US
GREAT SHIRT!
Material feels substantial but comfy; sleeves give lots of room to move; comfy neck and cuffs; nice detailing. The only point I would EMPHASIZE is that it MUST be washed in cold water. The pleat detailing beside the button band reduces the stretch across the chest. It is not forgiving - esp. if you shrink the shirt by washing it in warm water (like I did). I tried to order a larger one in navy, but it was not available.
Sep 18, 2013
michele

CA
Good shirt
Wish it was made in America, I would pay more for a shirt made in America!!!!
Jun 2, 2013
Michael
Fresno Ca

 

#5 Rated Work Shirt
Lamar Work Shirt - Burgundy

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Burgundy Cotton Solid Paisley Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004985

$54.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 7 reviews

Nice shirt
This shirt is built from what feels to be some sturdy material. I expect that I will be able to get moderate use from this shirt over several years. If I am wrong about this shirt and it does not hold up to moderate use, I will be back to update this review.
Sep 7, 2017
Gecko
Boerne Te
US
Old west work shirt
This is a top quality shirt and the fit is great. I plan on purchasing more of them. It is a very comfortable shirt to wear.
Jul 1, 2016
JB Creel
Wichita Falls TX
US
Deac
Really nice shirt fits well & feels good cotton is not scratcy next to your skin . My 12 year old grand daughter gave it a 2 thumbs up rating & in my kind it can not be rated higher than that . I wear what I buy as every day clothes so fit & comfort along with looks matter to me .I will probably buy a few more for every day casual wear
Jul 2, 2015
Deac
Ameli Oh
US
Work Shirt???
They may call it a work shirt, but it looks good enough for leisure wear as well. The fabric seems to be sturdy and durable enough to qualify as a work shirt. It will receive a bit of rough wear over the next few months, and I anticipate it will retain its good looks.
May 31, 2014
Carl
Mayetta Ka
US
Perfect
Perfect colour and nice fit.
Mar 21, 2014
Anonymous

Gorgeous, well made shirt.
My husband is extremely pleased with this shirt. It was originally bought for a costume but he's now planning to order at least one more for regular wear. The fabric is a very nice weight and quality and I am impressed with the construction and quality of the seams. The colour is a perfect deep burgundy.
Oct 18, 2013
RosemaryRiveter
Santee CA
US
Looks and feels great
OK, so I am new to Cowboy Action Shooting, and dressing the part. The thing is, I,m not really a great shot, SLOW, but DAM, do I look good in this shirt, and it,s always MIND OVER MATTER, I don't mind being slow, and it just dosent matter. Great product, great fit, thanks so much. BUTCHER CREEK BOB.
Aug 30, 2013
Robert D Wiggins
Coldstream Br
CA

 

#6 Rated Work Shirt
Cavalry Bib Shirt - Navy

 Old West Mens Shirts Blue Cotton Solid Bib Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002762

$75.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

cavalry bib shirt
Quality and construction are very good.
Feb 24, 2016
housejarl
Owatonna Mi
US
Cavalry Bib Shirt - Fantastic
My husband has wanted the cavalry bib shirt for most of our married life. I had not found one until shopping for Christmas 2015--and found it on HistoricalEmporium.com. I ordered the shirt the second week of December, and received it about one & a half weeks later--in time to wrap with a little elbow room. My husband was **delighted** when he opened his gift Christmas morning. He wore it to our church the following weekend after Christmas, even. Timely delivery, fantastic quality (heavier denim-type shirt material than most I've seen in stores)! Can't go wrong ordering from H.E.! Will definitely be shopping with this company in the future. :)
Dec 30, 2015
Donna C
Fort Worth Te
US
perfect wedding wear
I got this for a buddy of mine who wanted to be married in the "Dr Bloodgood " type clothing that they posed in on one of their first dates... It got many great comments... He had a pair of the correct pants already so he was blue and gold cavalry for his wedding ... 26 years in the making... I had quite a few folks comment on his "Cub Scout uniform"... Altogether a great day!!!!!
Jul 12, 2014
Woolfey
Berlin Ma
US
Excellent Shirt
Love the style, love the fit, love the material. I wasn't alive in the late 19th century, but this shirt seems like the real deal and it's comfortable. Delivery was quick and customer service couldn't be better.
Apr 29, 2013
Major Dan
Anaheim CA
US

 

#7 Rated Work Shirt
Clifford Band Collar Shirt - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Black Cotton Stripe Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002829

$57.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

excellent
Sep 25, 2015
Anonymous

Picture doesn't do justice
This shirt is absolutely lovely. We liked the picture but once we received it, the picture didn't do it justice. It is very well made and the attention to detail is evident. Love this shirt!
Nov 22, 2014
Phil
Middletown Oh
US
Great say Joseph
G' Day, Just great work and play pants, love them yes I do. Cheers Josepg
Oct 4, 2013
Anonymous

Clifford Band Shirt
Loved the shirt - fits great!It was shipped very promptly.
Sep 2, 2010
REO
Boring OR

 

#8 Rated Work Shirt
Garvey Shirt - Navy

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Blue Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005161

$54.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Garvey Shirt
Apr 21, 2017
Anonymous

Great Work Shirt
I like pull overs, this one is very nice with ample pockets for my work junk. The fabric is a strong Twill (I am pretty sure iit is twill) I really would like it in more colors
Jul 7, 2016
Mr Jumbly
Quinault wa
US
Garvey Shirt
This is a very well made shirt. And comfortable to wear. I'll being wearing it to my cowboy action shoots, when its cool outside or on gray days. I love that it has 2 pockets, so I can carry a couple extra shot gun shells in them, since most shot gun slides only hold 6. I think this company would sell more of these shirts if they would offer them, in some lighter colors ( tan - light blue - pale gray - etc. ). Because almost all cowboy action shootings done during the summer months, sunny hot and humid.
Oct 29, 2015
Ed Urz
Omaha Ne
US
great shirt
Great buy, well made, very comfortable fit, true to the era, and the twin pockets worked great for glasses, pen & paper.
Feb 1, 2014
Brazos
NRH Tx
US

 

#9 Rated Work Shirt
Pemberton Shirt - Natural

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Shirts Ivory Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004548

$54.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

pemberton
Once again Gentlemen's Emporium have delivered the goods. The Pemberton is a high quality shirt. It was worn over the Christmas period and was admired by onlookers as unique, and interesting in contrast to today's fashions and designs. The shirt is slightly more yellowy than depicted.......its not so white as you might think from the picture. BUT.....thats not critisism.......the garment stands up well in my expectations. 5 stars??? I'd give it more than that if i could.
Dec 27, 2014
Paul Plaster
NORWICH
UK
shirt
Comfortable in the summer heat
Jul 9, 2014
nate

US
favourite shirt
This is my favourite favourite shirt from Historical Emporium. The big collar gives you a lot of stylistic flexibility - it can be formal or informal, kind of Byronesque or professorial. I love the off-white colour. Looks good with a cravat or modern tie. Really comfortable and lush. I bought a second one.
Jan 9, 2014
Lindy
Canberra
AU

 

#10 Rated Work Shirt
Topeka Shirt - Tan

 Victorian Old West Mens Shirts Brown Tan Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 004553

$54.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Great Shirt
This shirt is great - the fabric was a little lighter than expected, but it's just that more comfortable. I'll definitely be getting one or two more.
Dec 15, 2016
Rob L.
Applegate CA
US
A Great Shirt
A Great Shirt. I plan on buying more!
May 6, 2014
Dr. S. Russell Grant
WEST MONROE Lo
US
Nice shirt, but ..
From the photo I would have though this shirt was brighter, but I can still bleach it (only with chlorine-free bleach or it'll ruin the shirt). From the comfort and fabric I'd have to say this shirt met my standards, however it is not such a good performer in the summer heat, atleast I've got some good shirts when the temperatures fall a bit.
Jul 26, 2013
Anonymous


 

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